The Committee’s inquiry, launched in July, aims to establish:
Whether the Government was right to rule out a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the UKThe hearing is the second in the Committee’s inquiry. Last week the Committee heard from Transocean and Oil and Gas UK who insisted that the UK’s regulatory regime was fit for purpose and warned that imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the UK would harm our energy security.
Whether the UK’s existing safety and environmental regulatory regime needs updating in the light of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
What the risks are of deepwater drilling to the west of Shetland
Watch the first session: UK Deepwater Drilling - Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Dr Tony Hayward, Group Chief Executive, BP plc
Mr Bernard Looney, Managing Director, BP North Sea
Mr Mark Bly, Group Head of Safety and Operations, BP PlcTimings are approximate